This Blu-ray edition of The Godfather Collection is perhaps the most impressive set ever released on home video. Sure, other collections may have offered more supplemental features, more movies, and many have offered audio and video qualities that present to viewers and listeners that "modern" high definition experience, and all of that is absolutely wonderful. However, no other collection can boast three all-time classic films, so painstakingly restored and presented exactly as they should be, in line with the original theatrical presentations, beginning back on March 24, 1972, and spanning some 18 and a half years. Now, almost 18 more years after the third installment of the series first screened in theaters, The Godfather Collection is available to own in a package that director Francis Ford Coppola closely supervised during the year-long restoration; we can watch this new Blu-ray edition with the high expectation that the director himself has issued it with his own recommendation as to the presentation's quality. The set also contains a wealth of entertaining and insightful supplemental features. Despite this lengthy review, few need me to convey how good this set is. It speaks for itself, as do the films, and like the films contained thereon, The Godfather Collection on Blu-ray will go down in the annals of home video as one of the finest releases of all time. Leave the gun, take the cannoli, and buy the Blu-ray. This set easily receives my highest recommendation.
One of my all time favorite movie posters. I have a copy of this from the 25th Anniversary re-release. I decided on a whim to go at the last minute and got my ticket about 5 min before the screening. When I went in the last three rows of seats were roped off and they were just letting folks in. Turns out that Scorsese was going to introduce the film and it had been sold out for like two days, but the last three rows were saved for VIPs and the folks from the liquor company sponsoring the event. I got my ticket because they just put a few more on sale when the saw that not all the VIP seats were going to be filled. This was at The Film Forum in NY and Scorsese pointed out that several scenes in the movie were filmed just a few blocks away. One of my luckier nights. The best part was running into an annoying film acquaintance on line for the 9:30 show because they tried to get tickets an hour before me, but they were sold out.